Hello SOTGC community,
Did you hear the good news?! Stilettos On The Glass Ceiling founder, Marney Reid, was recently featured in the New York Times. You may be one of the many new SOTGC community members, because of it. Welcome!
It was certainly a wonderful opportunity to get in on the stiletto debate that went viral. The hot topic was so dramatic it reminded me of a Shakespearean play.
In my line of work, it was particularly thrilling to see so many people share their experiences and different points of view on the subject of professional women and her relationship with her shoes.
So what’s the ultimate takeaway?
Just as you have the freedom to share your individual opinions, you also have the freedom to choose your shoe of choice for professional engagements, whether it be flats, kitten heels, wedges, boots, and, yes, even stilettos.
I’m height challenged (okay, short in stature) and I feel more confident during business functions wearing high heels. In my experience, I am taken more seriously in business when I am as close to eye level as I can get with my professional colleagues. A friend of mine, on the other hand, who towers at 6-foot, also loves wearing sky high heels, especially to networking events. She says they make her feel empowered. It doesn’t bother her that she’s not at direct eye level. Marney’s job in the medical sales device arena requires her to be super agile, so she opts for low-heeled pumps while one of my clients suffers from plantar fasciitis, so she feels best wearing flats with firm arch support.
Isn’t one of the great things about being a woman is that we have plenty of fashion options…chunky heel, narrow heel, no heel…conservative, creative or casual…the choices are endless?
Our mission is to support whatever shoes or outfits that make you feel confident and if that happens to be stilettos, that’s your call!
Where do you weigh in on professional women and their style choices?
Kristina Moore is a style expert focusing on visual presentation as a dynamic professional tool. She is the founder and editor of Corporate Fashionista. Kristina welcomes your comments and questions.
Photo Image credit: Zara.